So today is Day 6 of week 1 for me on the BSD and after pretty steady weight loss of 7lbs, I stepped on the scales this morning to discover I’ve gained 1lb which is very frustrating!
However, my blood sugar level has been in the normal range for the last 3 days (I’m T2 diabetic) and has only once been in the diabetic range since I started the diet. I’ve lost an inch round the waist, my blood pressure is back to normal (was 140/100 now back to 120/80) and I’ve increased my exercise significantly.
I think I have a couple of ideas what may have caused the weight gain – haven’t had a bowel movement since Monday when I had some unpleaset runs from the metformin (I think!) and I didn’t appreciate or understand the relationship between sweetners and insulin – I’ve been finding drinking water (even with a slice of lemon or some berries in it) very bland so had some Robinson’s Apple and Blackcurrant juice yesterday as the bottle listed negligible carbs but I wonder if that spiked my insulin to prevent me from burning fat. I am not a fan of black tea, so have been having 1 cup with some milk after dinner (and accounting for the calories) but I’m still averaging the 800 cals a day.
Not intending to give up, and I’m looking at the positives but I’m still finding it a bit disheartening today!
*edited for spelling*